Syed Akbar Hyder

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Syed Akbar Hyder
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OccupationProfessor and Author

Syed Akbar Hyder is the director of Urdu Studies and also the associate professor of Asian studies and Islamic studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He was born in 1950.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Ph.D.  in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University
  • B.A.  in Political Science from Texas A&M University

Career[edit | edit source]

  • Associate Professor of Department of Asian Studies principal lecturer Islamic Studies , in University of Texas at Austin , 2007 – present
  • Associate Director of  NSEP Hindi-Urdu  in Flagship Program in University of Texas at Austin , 2007 – present
  • Assistant Professor of Department of Asian Studies in University of Texas at Austin , 2000 – 2006
  • Teaching Assistant of Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies in  Harvard University , 1993 – 2000

Books and Articles[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

His vision towards Karbala[edit | edit source]

Syed Akbar Hyder has got various works based on the tragedy of Karbala. One of his books called “Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory” is describing his own understanding and  experience  through the culture he used to live on.

First he enlightened the readers about the Tragedy and then he tried to explore the meaning of this tragedy throughout the various languages, locales, ideologies and memories.

Throughout the book , he mentioned some traditional rituals like Marthiya and Taziya which are really popular starting  Safavie’s era and how Iranian and Turkish people handle these rituals during Muharram in order to portray the events happened on the day of Tragedy.

he also mentioned that Iranians take Karbala paradigm as a liberatory blueprint during the revoulutionary and also during Iran-Iraq war that it could have a tremendous impact on Iranians’ mind to having their goals reached.

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